[Rack] webserver access

Dr. Jesus j at hug.gs
Thu Dec 30 17:52:15 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 2:57 AM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 05:48:28PM -0800, Patrick Keys wrote:
>> (benny and Patrick both wrote this posting)
> Hi Patrick,
> Hope this public mail doesn't violate your request that I not send you
> private email.  If it does, please just let me know and I'll stop.
>> where would we run the vm?
> I'd be happy to donate $20 towards an AWS account for a Noisebridge
> Diaspora server.  As I said before, it could even be free for the first
> year if someone sets up a new AWS account.
>> why decentralize noisebridge infrastructure
> Decentralization reduces the amount of power in single individuals'
> hands.  (I'd really like it if people would set up other systems than
> the VM that Jake and I run.)
> Decentralization reduces the likelihood of catastrophic failure.
> Centralized systems are easier to pwn.
> Centralized systems are harder to add new features to.
>> when the rack is mostly idling all the time.
> We don't have very much bandwidth at 2169 and getting more is expensive.
> We don't have ventilation for heat removal, nor do we have air filtering
> to keep server fans happy.
> We don't have any physical security nor do we want it, I think.
> (I was going to say that our power is expensive, but according to the
> PG&E bills at https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Electricity it's actually
> quite cheap, under $0.15 per kWh.  I wonder if that's changed since our
> usage has gone up during 2010.)

We're on an A schedule from PG&E, so the amount paid is independent of
the total energy consumption.  It does vary between summer and winter
though, going up in the summer.

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